July 2, 2013
TO: Members, California State Senate
FROM: California Chamber of Commerce
Associated Builders and Contractors of California
California Business Properties Association
California Business Roundtable
California League of Food Processors
California Manufacturers and Technology Association
California Restaurant Association
Golden State Builders Exchanges
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
National Federation of Independent Business
SUBJECT: AB 393 (COOLEY): OFFICE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: INTERNET WEBSITE
SUPPORT – AS AMENDED MAY 24, 2013
The above-named organizations SUPPORT AB 393 (Cooley) because it would provide clarity and certainty to businesses by making it easy for employers to find not only permit requirements, but also the associated fees for those permits all on one internet website.
Current law requires the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to post on its website information or links to information about licensing, permitting and registration requirements for starting a business. AB 393 would add to that website the associated fee information or links to the fee schedules. California has many requirements that fit into this category and it is often difficult for businesses to know and comply. Compiling the information all in one place will ease the burden and facilitate a path to compliance.
For these and other reasons, we SUPPORT AB 393 (Cooley) and urge you to vote “AYE” when it comes before you.
cc: The Honorable Ken Cooley
David Lanier, Office of the Governor
Jessica Billingsley, Senate Republican Caucus
Senate Office of Floor Analyses
Members, California State Senate